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Push Notifications for Everyone: App.net Launches ‘Broadcast’

appnet alertsYou don’t have to make your own app or hire an editor to handle push notification headlines for it anymore. App.net, the social networking and micro-blogging site, launches a new service, Broadcast, today, allowing anyone — from the freelance blogger to web magazine mogul — to send out their own push notifications.

All you have to do is download the app, released today on both Android and iOS markets, set up your ‘broadcast channel,’ and publish your notification. On the consumer side, they’ll have to sign up, too. And subscribe to you. But CEO Dalton Caldwell doesn’t see it as a hassle: Read more

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‘Now I Know’ Author is Real Person, and That’s How the E-Newsletter Works


Yesterday I delved into emotional design, and how to take the theory’s recognition of humanity – a “personality layer” – and bring it into the little details of all the things journalists regularly do in online space. Much of that dovetails with another characteristic people tend to like in real-life, and hopefully online, too: being authentic.

There are tons of engaging, seemingly honest personalities that do this right out there on the interwebs, but I thought I’d highlight one that was introduced to me earlier this summer. He’s especially worth learning from because 1) he does nice job with something that’s easy to have trouble with – an e-newsletter – and because 2) he’s grown a huge following for the e-newsletter—all as a side project. Read more

How To Create A Simple, Automated E-Mail Newsletter

E-mail push products are an important way to get news to people. Many news consumers live on their mobile devices, and enjoy reading headlines in their inbox.

There are elaborate (and expensive) ways to push e-mail alerts to people. Vendors like MailChimp and ConstantContact are popular options. But how can you do it for free, and with no added effort?

The answer is Google’s popular Feedburner product. Feedburner will take an RSS feed from your news website or blog and push it out as a customizable e-mail digest to subscribers once a day. It’s a great way to reach a new audience that wants to read your site but doesn’t want to do so via an RSS reader or social media site. Read more